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He Went From Poverty in Pakistan to Billions in the U.S.
How does one go from poverty to billions?  For Shahid (Shad) Khan that trick involved leaving his native Pakistan to head to the United States in the mid 60s.  He started as a dishwasher at a YMCA in Chicago making $1.20 an hour which he thought was fantastic at the time. His goal in coming to the U.S. was to study engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne. Khan worked [...]
Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Sara Blakely Created This Product
Youngest self-made billionaire Sara Blakely got there by created the very popular product known as Spanx.  Spanx is a company that creates footless pantyhose and other body shaping undergarments for women. Self-made billionaire Blakely is the newest addition to the Forbes Richest People list.  As Blakely explains, she originally developed the product for herself as a slimming and shaping garment [...]
Lynn Tilton Tips on How to Make a Billion Dollars
Lynn Tilton is a self-made billionaire who was born in the Bronx, New York, grew up in New Jersey and went to Yale.  She received an MBA in finance from Columbia.  At only 23 she was working 15 hours a day on Wall Street.   Now, she is the CEO of Patriarch Partners, LLC, a private equity firm which manages her 75 companies that do about $8 Billion in business!  If you ever wondered how to make [...]
The Billionaire Secrets of John Paul Dejoria
John Paul Dejoria went from homeless to billionaire.  These are the billionaire secrets of John Paul Dejoria who is worth over 4 billion dollars.  Not only is he a billionaire but he is a well known philanthropist as well.  As if all that wasn't enough he is married to Eloise a former Playboy model.  As he notes his billionaire status allows him to make decisions that can have pos How did he [...]
From Zero to 2 Billion in 8 Years – the Tory Burch Story
See how one woman went from zero to 2 Billion in just 8 years.  This is the Tory Burch story. Who is Tory Burch?  The Tory Burch story starts with her growing up in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.  She went to school at Penn and then moved to New York City to work in the fashion industry.   In New York she worked at Harper's Bazaar Magazine, Polo Ralph Lauren and for Vera Wang all famous fashion [...]
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